from Saturday, February 14 to Sunday, February 22
FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: email@example.com. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.
ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html
Following is a list of community organizations:
American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us
Bent Arts is the nation’s only non-profit Queer writing institute. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bentwriting.com
BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - www.geocities.com/sbwn
Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers a schedule of LGBTQ-supported 12-step meetings. For current schedule of meetings visit www.chacseattle.org or call 587-2838, 24/7.
Central Washington University GALA Hotline: (509) 963-1994.
DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885; www.diffa.org
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99-VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for LGBT Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork.org; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, (253) 798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 1-800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.
Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers support, discussion & skills groups, retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the LGBT community.. 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equalrightswashington.org
Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org
Gay City organizes events for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.
Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org
HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837.
Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org.
MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, email@example.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; POZSeattle: www.pozseattle.org; Q-Squared: www.qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org, Romp Naked: www.rompnaked.org; Seattle Gay Couples: www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org.
Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org
MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 323-0750, www.flyinghouse. org; Sound Mosaic: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org
Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf: www.nwrad.org.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies. www.outandequal.org/affiliates/seattle
PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources: 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families: 694-6727, www.familyworks. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, email@example.com; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@ nwnetwork.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org.
Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.
PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565, firstname.lastname@example.org; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 932-8313, email@example.com; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061, 255-8951; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.
Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org
Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to Gay & Bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon.org
Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt
Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA: 682-6711; www.q-law.org
Safe Schools Coalition - www.safeschoolscoalition. org
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - 684-4503.
Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families. 323-1768.
Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244; www.sldn.org
Shanti - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org/shanti/
Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. (425) 339-5298.
SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Cascade Flyers: www.cascadeflyers.org; Different Spokes Bicycle Club: www.differentspokes.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Jet City Hoops (Basketball): www.jetcityhoops.org; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacificnw gra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletown dancers.org; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Ski Buddies: www. skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.team seattle.org; Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. email@example.com, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.
Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter. www.ttca.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 98122-3934.
Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, (253) 383-2318, www. rainbowcntr.org.
TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com
WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; www.LesBeHealthy. org; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.oloc.org; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives: www.pnwlesbianarchives.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle
Yakima: First Fridays - (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html
YOUTH: B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group): Youth Eastside Services offers many programs for GLBT youth, including B-GLAD, (425) 747-4937; Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Program: 297-5922, ext 116; GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; InsideOut: a support group for GLBTQ youth ages 13-18, in Shoreline. 362-7282 ext 242; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com; Oasis Youth Center: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcen ter.org; Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschools coalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.
NOTE: Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.
SATURDAY - February 14
A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Men gather monthly for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience. We are fiercely non-political, non-sectarian & non-judgmental. www.agatheringofmen.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
Care to Shop. 10am-3pm. QFC, 417 Broadway E. 2nd Saturday of every month. Benefits the Lifelong AIDS Alliance food program, Chicken Soup Brigade.
Rainbow Families of Puget Sound Pancake Breakfast. 10am-1pm. Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St. All-you-can-eat fundraiser features pancakes, sausage & breakfast beverages. $10 per person, $20 per family. www.rainbowfamilies.org
Washington State Court Meeting. 10am. Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 2100 Alaskan Way. www.imperial courtofseattle.com
Country Western Dancing. Lesson 4-6pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by Donation. No partner required. www.raincountrydance.org
Imperial Court of Seattle Coronation. 5pm. Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 2100 Alaskan Way. $95, includes 3-course dinner. www.imperial courtofseattle.com
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 6pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Saturday. (253) 671-2838. www.oasisyouthcenter.org.
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Every Saturday. Games also on Tuesdays & Thursdays. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For more information visit www.rainbowbridgeclub. org. For partners & to make reservations: seattle email@example.com, 992-3351.
Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.
Capitol Hill Tennis Club. Call for exact time - schedule varies between 7pm & 9pm depending on availability of courts. Every Saturday at Seattle Tennis Center. $7 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting since 1986! John, 725-3730.
Strength Over Speed. 7-8:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca (lower entrance off parking lot). FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org
Pacific Gender Support Social & Support Meeting. 7:30-9:30pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Saturday. 1st Saturdays are Movie Night, with a Trans theme; other Saturdays are in a traditional support format. All are welcome: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/
Better Than Chocolate: A Queer Youth Dance Party. 8pm-12 midnight. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. For LGBTQ youth & allies 22 & under. FREE. Sponsored by Lambert House. This is a substance free event. www.lamberthouse.org
The Esoterics VOTIVITA. 8pm. St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 732 18th Ave E. Features love poetry from the Old Testament Song of Songs, plus a commissioned work by Martha Sullivan. Tickets: $18 advance, $20 at the door, $15 students & seniors. 935-7779, www.theesoterics.org
Valentine’s Day at the Wildrose. 8-10pm. 1021 E Pike St. The women of the Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives will be playing cupid by shooting arrows at your loved ones or loved ones to be, by making old school paper doily Valentines for all the world to see. Sample vegan & traditional cupcakes baked with love & check out the happening at the Archives in a fun & cozy setting.
SUNDAY - February 15
(For a list of open & affirming religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org.)
Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 323-8382. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/
Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Clarement Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task Force. For info email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Imperial Court of Seattle Victory Brunch. 10am. Purr, 1518 11th Ave. $25. www.imperialcourtofseattle. com
Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.
Ethyl Forever Car Club Monthly Meeting. Board 10:30am, Membership 11;30am. Mark restaurant, 914 SW 152nd St, Burien. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. email@example.com
Rebel Reading Circle. 11am-12:30pm. 900 Hiawatha Pl S. Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays. Share ideas as you study Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity & Resistance by Yolanda Alaniz & Megan Cornish. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farmworker & Chicana organizing at the UW, in the Yakima Valley & in the Seattle community. FREE. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453. www.socialism.com
Rain City Soccer Club - Ripple Effect. Every Sunday afternoon. Location varies. Ripple Effect soccer team plays a weekly recreational scrimmage game for Gay guys in Seattle. Perfect for guys looking for more relaxed play, who are just getting back into soccer, just learning the game and/or want to supplement their competitive play with a recreational team. To sign up visit www.raincitysoccer.org
Seattle Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people. $4 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.
The Transgender Puzzle - A Workshop in Des Moines. 2-7pm. Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines. This annual gathering of the Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network features musical performances plus a workshop on Trans issues & the film “Naming Jennifer.” $25. www.pnw-rmn.org
Alaska Bird Water Party. 3pm. CC Attle’s, 1501 E Madison St. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com
Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Sunday. A support group for Lesbian women dealing with divorce, separation & transformation. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org
The Esoterics VOTIVITA. 3pm. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4139 42nd Ave SW. (See 2/14 listing at 8pm for details/description.)
La Movida. 4-5pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Cada Domingo. Una junta bilingue para la comunidad GLBTQ en recuperacion de adicciones. Para mas informacion visita entrehermanos.org o llame 322-7700.
Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Thurs: 7:30-8:45pm; Fri: 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sun, Mon, Wed, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team workouts are for both competitive & recreational swimmers. www.orcaswimteam.org
Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday (except during the summer). Regular league bowling. Jeff, 932-3731.
Charity Drag Bingo. 8-11pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way. Play bingo, win cash & prizes, benefit local GLBT charities. Hosted by Giggles Galore. $5.
Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.
MONDAY - February 16
(Because of the Presidents’ Day holiday, some regularly scheduled events may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check with the sponsors of your event to confirm date, time & place.)
Catholic Parents Support Group. 7pm. St Benedict’s Parish Center, 1805 N 49th St. Meets 3rd Monday each month. This is a drop-in peer support group for parents, family members & friends of GLBT persons. (425) 462-9411, 542-2549.
Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Monday. All levels. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.
PFLAG/Bremerton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Dr, Bremerton. Meets 3rd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.
PFLAG/Everett Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church of Everett, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Meets 3rd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.
PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.
Rebel Reading Circle. 7-8:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays. Share ideas as you study Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity & Resistance by Yolanda Alaniz & Megan Cornish. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farmworker & Chicana organizing at the UW, in the Yakima Valley & in the Seattle community. FREE. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453. www.socialism.com
TUESDAY - February 17
Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org.
Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 3-5pm. Planned Parenthood, 2001 E Madison. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months (schedule varies in summer). The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of LGBT youth. All are welcome at meetings; lots of volunteer opportunities are discussed. 632-0662 ext 49; CRISIS LINE: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE; www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
Family of Choice. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Weekly drop-in group for LBTQ women to cultivate community in their lives. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org.
Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council Monthly Meeting. 6-8pm. Pacific Gender Support, 1812 E Madison St. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months. An opportunity for the GLBT community to speak openly with the SPD to dialog on public safety issues, plan officer training on sexual-minority topics, suggest ways to improve communications & procedures, explore protection strategies to minimize Gay-bashing incidents, & address other related concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverse harmony.org
Gay/Bi Prostate Cancer Group. 6:30-8pm. Gilda’s Club, 1400 Broadway. Meets 3rd Tuesday each month. For Gay & Bi men diagnosed with prostate cancer. A safe space for emotional support on issues of treatment, sexuality, relationships & topics specific to Gay/Bi men. FREE. 709-1400, www.gildasclubseattle.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday at 9am.)
Country Western Dancing - Two-Step Lessons. Beginners 7-8pm, Intermediate 8-9pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. Lessons will build on the moves & techniques taught the prior week. Lessons are open to all regardless of age, gender or gender identity, body type & skill level. No partner required. Cost: $60 for 6-week series. www.raincountry dance.org
Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com
One Hemisphere, Indivisible: Permanent Revolution & Neoliberalism in the Americas (thru 2/24). 7-8:30pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Every Tuesday 1/20-2/24. This timely analysis by Guerry Hodderson, journalist & feminist organizer, examines the roots of the US economic crisis & its relationship to the upheavals across Latin America, with special emphasis on the role of women, immigrants & US labor in building cross-border solidarity. FREE. Books available, $8. Sponsored by FSP. 722-2453, email@example.com
Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.
Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 7-8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Tuesday. QYF is a confidential group for Queer & questioning women ages 22 & under to talk about dating, relationships, coming out - you name it - in a fun, laid back environment. Join your co-facilitators weekly & start making connections. 322-2515, www. lamberthouse.org
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Every Tuesday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)
Ageless. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Ongoing drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.
Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org
Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.
Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.
WEDNESDAY - February 18
AIDS Awareness & Action Day 2009 in Olympia. Over 15,500 people are estimated to be affected by HIV in our state. This number keeps growing by almost 5% annually, yet our state is proposing to cut life-saving services to people living with HIV/AIDS. This is your opportunity to speak out and be counted as a supporter of the HIV/AIDS Community. Free to participate. You don’t have to be HIV positive. You CAN make a difference! Speak out and be heard! Register online at www.llaa.org.
Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org
Women’s HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 625 Commerce, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. (253) 383-2565.
InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Wednesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.
Gay City Bulk Mail Party. 5-9pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month. Free pizza, beverages & great company. Drop in whenever you can for as long as you can & help Gay City get out the monthly newsletter. 860-6969; www.gaycity.org.
Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. Gay City Health Project, 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A drop-in informational & educational night for Gay & Bi men, friends & family.A program of Project NEON & Gay City. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystal neon.org, www.gaycity.org
Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 720 7th Ave, 4th Floor. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. CCA Building, 3331 Broadway - Bottom Floor, Everett. Every Wednesday. (425) 263-2908. globeleaders@ hotmail.com
Pierce County AIDS Foundation New Volunteer Orientation in Tacoma. 6-8pm. PCAF, Old City Hall, 625 Commerce St, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month. PCAF is seeking volunteers. More info & to receive application, call Colleen at (253) 383-2565 ext 206.
Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club. 6pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Come & discuss the best Gay novels with us. Join other book-lovers in a safe, comfortable conversation. Come only once or come to every meeting. For info, call 322-2437; email@example.com
Transgender Youth Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday at 9am.)
WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)
Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. All Transgender, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Gender Questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. No fee, donations welcome. www.ingersollcenter.org
Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. Beginners. $15/class. 412-7079, www.mekosun.com
Rainbow Women’s Cancer Support Group. 7-8:30pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 3rd Wednesday. Professionally facilitated group for sexual minority women with cancer & their family members or friends. If you are interested in attending, please call 832-1297.
Red Cedar Circle. 7-9pm. Interfaith Community Church, 1763 NW 62nd St. Every Wednesday. Songs, dances, teachings & ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest Coast spiritual tradition & culture called SiSiWiss (Scared Breath). Open to all people. 312-6181, www.johnnymoses.com
Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: http://groups.yahoo. com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie firstname.lastname@example.org
HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- Gay & Bi men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. Please speak with the facilitator before attending. Call Scott at 725-2488. www.dunsheehouse.org
HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Progress - A Recovery Group. 7:30-8:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. A new group for LGBTQ folks in recovery from substance abuse to explore themselves thru spoken & written word. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org; www.shiftrecovery.org
Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men.(360) 671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.com.
AA Sober & Free Group. 8-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. LGBTQ friendly meeting of AA. www.dunsheehouse.org
Border Riders Motorcycle Club Meet & Greet. 8-9pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave (at E Pine St). Meets the Wednesday before the 3rd Saturday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com
Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.
Country Western Dancing. Lesson 8:30-9pm, Open Dancing 9-10pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raincountry dance.org
THURSDAY - February 19
Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.
BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.
Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. Harborview’s Madison Clinic, Ground Floor, West Wing, 325 9th Ave. (If people are uncertain which room, the folks up in Madison Clinic, 2 West Clinic, can give directions.) FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org.
Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org
Q Hour. 4:30-5:30pm. Orion Center, 1828 Yale Ave. 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. A group for LGBTQ youth 13-21 & their allies. Sponsored by Youthcare. FREE. 622-5555 x 212.
28th Annual GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Banquet. 5:30pm. Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way. With Special Guest Governor Chris Gregoire; MC Gary Tucker, Pacific Northwest Ballet; Keynote Speaker Charlie Rounds, President, RSVP Vacations; Entertainment by Sensible Shoes. Tickets: $120-members, $135-nonmembers, $50-students. Register online at www.thegsba.org or call 206-363-9188.
Spectrum Natural Health. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave E. Every Thursday. Spectrum Natural Health offers primary & naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or appointment, call 299-1600. www.cdchc.org
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA). 6-7pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E, Room 2. Meets every Thursday. This is a weekly 12-step group open to anyone dealing with dual recovery issues. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. (425) 747-4937.
Queer Parent Networking Dinner. 6:30-8:30pm. Harry Thomas Community Center in Holly Park, 7315 39th Ave S. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. Join us for a monthly dinner, meet other LGBT families & talk about the parenting issues that affect your life. Hosted by Northwest Network. Dinner & childcare is on us! RSVP to Deann at 568-7777 or email@example.com
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 6:30-8:30pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave, Room 221. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. SCSM is made up of 15 volunteer members who work to ensure that the City of Seattle fairly & equitably addresses sexual minority concerns. Meetings open to the public. 684-4514.
Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.
Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture in Olympia. 7pm. Recital Hall/Communications Bldg, The Evergreen State College, Olympia. Features historian Susan Stryker speaking on “A Queerly Disabled ENDA: A Few Cutting Remarks About Transgender Exclusion.” For information call Mary Ann at (360) 867-6106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT MS Support Group. 7-9pm. Group Health Clinic, 201 16th Ave E. Meets 3rd Thursday of every month. This group is open to members of the LGBT community & allies who have Multiple Sclerosis or are caregivers for people who have MS. We welcome people of all ages & stages of MS. For information, 234-1574.
Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Thursday. All levels. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
PFLAG/Bellevue Monthly Meeting. 7pm - study group meets at 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724. www.bellevue-pflag.org.
Pacific Gender Support Drop-In Meeting. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Thursday. This is a drop-in group for all: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with Gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/
Rain City Jacks. 7-10pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday and the last Sunday of every month. Event location & other details available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership is required to attend club events. Enrollment available online or at the door. Email email@example.com or call 339-JACK. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)
Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, meeting room varies. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) Gay fathers & (2) for Gay men who are married & may or may not have children. The two groups meet on alternate Wednesdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathers seattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. www.gfas.org
Shifting Gears. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Tuesday listing at 8pm.)
FRIDAY - February 20
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org
Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org
Thrive. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. Peer-led skill building workshop for anyone dealing with subsance abuse or other addictive behaviors. Registration is required to attedn this group. For more info or to REGISTER go to thrivepeers@ gmail.com
WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)
“Ask Not” Documentary Film in Mt Vernon. 7-9:30pm. Mt Vernon High School, 314 N 9th St, Mt Vernon. Award-winning documentary by Johnny Symons examines the US military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule. FREE, donations accepted. (360) 428-6100 x 2161.
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. Metro routes 8, 9, 14, 43, 49 & 60. 329-0793; http://seattleprimetimers.usa-50.com
Country Western Dancing. Lesson 7:15pm, Open Dancing 8:30-10:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raincountrydance.org
Out Dancing. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Gay night at the Century Ballroom, every 3rd & 4th Friday of the month. Dine & dance. Dinner reservations 324-7263. $5 dance lesson, $7 cover. www.centuryballroom.com
The Alternative. 8-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. Drop-in social/support group for young gay & bi men. Every second friday of the month is Game Night for Gay/Bi men from 8pm-1am. www.dunsheehouse.org
Tribal Instinct. 8-10pm. The Wet Spot, 1602 15th Ave W. Meets the 3rd Friday most months. FREE for SML members, $5 for non-members. Tribal Instinct is followed by The Wet Spot’s Men-Only Event; separate admission is required.
SATURDAY - February 21
(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)
Emerald City Softball Assn New Player Skills Clinic. 11am-1pm. Rainier Beach Play Field, 8802 Rainier Ave S. New players have the opportunity to hit, field, catch a few softballs & meet teams looking for new players. www.seattlegaysoftball.com (If it rains on 2/21, the skills clinic will be held on 2/22.)
Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday of every month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under. On Metro routes 8, 10, 43.
Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binetseattle.org.
Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) Mardi Gras Potluck Social. 6pm. Bellevue location. For location call 923-8313 or email macctseattle@ yahoo.com
The Love Boat Gay Bingo. 7pm. South Lake Union Naval reserve Bldg, 860 Terry Ave N. Features Sylvia O’Stayformore & the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Benefits Lifleong AIDSAlliance. 323-0069, www.llaa.org
Black History Month Celebration & Film. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. “10,000 Black Men Named George” starring Andre Braugher traces the founding of the first African American union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters & Maids, against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Discussion follows the film. Door donation $3. Come early for a Down South Dinner served at 6pm for a $9 donation. Sponsored by FSP. 722-2453.
Fabuluxe Cabaret, Bellydance, Drag & Burlesque Show. 7:30pm & 10:30pm. Sonya’s, 1919 1st Ave. $12 show cover, $5 drink minimum. 21+ with ID.
SUNDAY - February 22
(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)
Gay City & Three Dollar Bill Cinema Academy Awards Party. 4:30pm. SoDo Park, 3200 1st Ave S. Regular tickets $20, includes hors d’oeuvres, complimentary drink & one drawing entry. VIP tickets $35, includes all of the above plus hosted VIP champagne & wine reception, two additional drawing entries & Oscar gift bag. www.gaycity.org